STUDENTS at a South Lakeland school were bowled over with delight following a visit by former England cricket captain Alec Stewart.

One of the most capped English cricketers of all time, Stewart visited Kendal’s Queen Katherine School to work with 23 of its students and also 42 visiting pupils from local primary schools.

Physical education teacher Gavin Hamilton said: “It was great to see young people from different schools, age groups and abilities enjoying playing cricket together and being inspired by Alec Stewart, one of the greats of the game.

“I really hope this will motivate these young people to continue to strive to take part and do their very best in whatever sport they choose to do”.

Headteacher Gareth Roscoe said: “The PE department provides a wide range of activities for our students.

“It is great that our talented cricketers and coaches have this opportunity to meet and learn from Alec.

“Who knows, this visit may inspire the next England captain. I’d also like to thank Yorkshire Bank for helping to arrange this visit.”